Launch of the OIOS Inspection and Evaluation Manual, September 2014
02 Dec 2014
The Office of Internal Oversight Services Inspection and Evaluation
Division (OIOS-IED) announces the launch of the OIOS-IED Inspection and Evaluation Manual. Though the manual was produced primarily for staff's
use, it nonetheless contains information that might be valuable to
colleagues outside of OIOS-IED - whether it's basic information on who
we are and what we do, or technical "how-to's" on how we tackle the many
challenges that programme evaluation entails.
This revised version was developed in follow-up to OIOS-IED's first
manual, released in January 2008. As such, it contains a number of new
features, intended to make it more beneficial to users. A few of these
improvements are as follows:
1. Additional points of guidance, including new areas not previously
covered in the earlier version, as well as expanded guidance in areas
2. Expanded resources, including updated examples of OIOS-IED's own good
practice and a significantly expanded list of external resources; and
3. A more interactive and user-friendly format, including internal links
within the document, hyperlinks to many internal and external
resources, and greater use of graphics to visually illustrate key
Despite these improvements, the manual is very much a "work in
progress": as OIOS-IED staff use it during the current evaluation cycle,
and there will no doubt be further improvements. Until then, we
encourage you to use it, and hope you find it useful in your work!
Should you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact Mr.
Robert McCouch (firstname.lastname@example.org).